Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sword-shaped; having the form of a sword, either straight or curved, as the legume of a plant; ensiform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Sword-shaped; resembling a sword in form, as the leaf of the iris, or of the gladiolus.

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  • adjective botany sword-shaped

Etymologies

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Latin gladius sword.

Examples

  • Henry's post starts: "Unafraid as I am to pin my hamster to the mast in a sudden crisis, I shall splench my mainwairing to the thistledown and gladiate hencewithstanding."

    Weblogs

  • Henry's post starts: "Unafraid as I am to pin my hamster to the mast in a sudden crisis, I shall splench my mainwairing to the thistledown and gladiate hencewithstanding."

    Pinning one's hamster to the mast

  • Henry's post starts: "Unafraid as I am to pin my hamster to the mast in a sudden crisis, I shall splench my mainwairing to the thistledown and gladiate hencewithstanding."

    November 2008

  • Henry's post starts: "Unafraid as I am to pin my hamster to the mast in a sudden crisis, I shall splench my mainwairing to the thistledown and gladiate hencewithstanding."

    Pinning one's hamster to the mast

  • To facilitate the gladiators, but to never gladiate.

    Home

  • He had good intentions, but like the Steve Taylor song goes, "a politician next door, swore, he'd set the Washington arena on fire, thinks he'll gladiate them, but they're gonna make him a liar."

    FREEDOM EDEN

  • He had good intentions, but like the Steve Taylor song goes, "a politician next door, swore, he'd set the Washington arena on fire, thinks he'll gladiate them, but they're gonna make him a liar."

    Jackson Free Press - Breaking News

  • He had good intentions, but like the Steve Taylor song goes, "a politician next door, swore, he'd set the Washington arena on fire, thinks he'll gladiate them, but they're gonna make him a liar."

    Spero News

  • He had good intentions, but like the Steve Taylor song goes, "a politician next door, swore, he'd set the Washington arena on fire, thinks he'll gladiate them, but they're gonna make him a liar."

    Trench Reynolds' Crime News

  • He had good intentions, but like the Steve Taylor song goes, "a politician next door, swore, he'd set the Washington arena on fire, thinks he'll gladiate them, but they're gonna make him a liar."

    Spero News

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  • Gladiate equals ensiform, except shorter and broader (OEM).

    December 10, 2011